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Transparency or FAIL
From The Noisy Channel

Transparency or FAIL

I’ve long been proponent of transparency in search engines and recommendation systems, on the grounds that transparency cultivates trust even in the face of the...

Transparency or FAIL
From The Noisy Channel

Transparency or FAIL

I’ve long been proponent of transparency in search engines and recommendation systems, on the grounds that transparency cultivates trust even in the face of the...

Transparency or FAIL
From The Noisy Channel

Transparency or FAIL

I’ve long been proponent of transparency in search engines and recommendation systems, on the grounds that transparency cultivates trust even in the face of the...

A visual timeline of the rise and sale of
From insideHPC

A visual timeline of the rise and sale of

Inspired by the text timeline that Siliconvalley.com (a publication of the Mercury News) put out on 01 April, I’ve created a graphical timeline of the rise and...

Pharmaceutical Compliance
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pharmaceutical Compliance

Compliance in pharma is about determining if people take their medications according to schedule. Efforts like the 'smart' medicine cabinet have been demonstrated...

CilkArts: The Voodoo that You
From insideHPC

CilkArts: The Voodoo that You

Matteo Frigo of CilkArts has posted a very detailed account of why certain idiosyncrasies exist in the Cilk language constructs as well as its C++ parent. For those...

University of Michigan Scores a
From insideHPC

University of Michigan Scores a

The University of Michigan Center for Arrythmia Research is has announced their use of a SiCortex machine dedicated to the study of heart arrhythmia.

Unilever and Logistics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unilever and Logistics

Good overview of what Unilever is doing in logistics, in Consumer Goods Technology. Nothing very surpirsing here, covers their work with BravoSolution. " ... The...

Addison Snell remembers
From insideHPC

Addison Snell remembers

Addison Snell, now of Tabor Research, but once of SGI, remembers his time at SGI and offers his view of what went wrong: Do you know what the saddest part is of...

Mathematica
From insideHPC

Mathematica

My latest features are up at HPCwire. In “Mathematica takes on parallelism” I discuss last November’s announcement of Mathematica 7, and how it bakes parallelism...

Yahoo! brings in four universities into cloud research
From insideHPC

Yahoo! brings in four universities into cloud research

The Yahoo! M45 project (also part of the Open Cirrus cloud effort funded by Yahoo!, HP, and Intel and hosted at facilities around the world) just took a pretty...

The "yes I was on the web over Easter" link selection
From Wild WebMink

The "yes I was on the web over Easter" link selection

Statebook Excellent visualisation of what the government will do with all the data that's being gathered for various reasons. It's not the individual feeds that...

IBM stream computing prototype achieves big performance boost for TD
From insideHPC

IBM stream computing prototype achieves big performance boost for TD

In March of last year I began writing about an IBM research effort to develop a new hardware and software architecture for ingesting and analysing large scale streams...

Mentoring workshop for students seeking careers in high performance
From insideHPC

Mentoring workshop for students seeking careers in high performance

NCSA is announcing a mentoring workshop to be held alongside their upcoming accelerator symposium A FREE mentoring workshop for undergraduate and graduate students...

There is a right way, and a wrong way, to
From insideHPC

There is a right way, and a wrong way, to

Dan Reed reposted an essay on his blog that recently appeared at the CACM blog in which he talks about the shortcuts (my word, not his) we took to get to petascale...

Nehalem memory cheat
From insideHPC

Nehalem memory cheat

Doug at ClusterMonkey pointed us to a Nehalem memory cheat sheet put together for Dell’s technology wiki by Jeff Layton. The writeup looks like a pretty complete...

Thinking about the future of news
From Putting People First

Thinking about the future of news

The current paradigm of creating of serious news stories — through newspapers and big media — is under threat. Here is a haul of background on the matter (from...

WRF Goes Version
From insideHPC

WRF Goes Version

The WRF development team [through the WRF mailing list] has announced the release of the Weather Research Forecast code version 3.1.

Collaboration Curves
From The Eponymous Pickle

Collaboration Curves

Interesting piece that looks at the implications of collaboration. In the enterprise this is an increasing issue, especially when people are only distantly connected...

NCAR-Wyoming: Full Steam
From insideHPC

NCAR-Wyoming: Full Steam

After nearly a year’s delay, the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s proposed supercomputing facility project in Cheyenne, Wyoming is moving forward.
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